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GO SEE: THE FORTRESS FEATURING ARTISTS STEVEN KUYPERS & STEVEN MCSHANE

GO SEE: THE FORTRESS FEATURING ARTISTS STEVEN KUYPERS & STEVEN MCSHANE

Both Detroit-based Steven Kuypers, sculpture artist [College for Creative Studies, BFA 2009] and Steven McShane, metal artist [College for Creative Studies, BFA 2010] pursued their passions of art and craft, leading to a business partnership made only in Detroit. After meeting at CCS, the two forged a collaborative effort to support their respective crafts and work...
LISTEN UP: N'NAMDI CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART PANEL SERIES TALKS ABOUT 'PSYCHOLOGICAL GENTRIFICATION'

LISTEN UP: N’NAMDI CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART PANEL SERIES TALKS ABOUT ‘PSYCHOLOGICAL GENTRIFICATION’

N’Namdi Center For Contemporary Art begun the first of a three-part panel series on ‘Psychological Gentrification,’ which will explore how contemporary gentrification is affecting the arts, businesses, and urban development in Detroit. The first panel was moderated by Stephen Henderson of the Detroit Free Press, and panelists included Marsha Music (Writer/Cultural Griot), Marc Brown (Lawyer),...
GO SEE: BROOKLYN ARTIST JAMIAN JULIANO-VILLANI SOLO EXHIBITION AT MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART DETROIT

GO SEE: BROOKLYN ARTIST JAMIAN JULIANO-VILLANI SOLO EXHIBITION AT MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART DETROIT

Detroit has an art world ‘It-Girl’ in it’s presence this week. GQ Magazine recently deemed her one of the “10 Artists to Know at Art Basel Miami 2014,” where she preluded to her solo show in Detroit, which opens tonight. Forbes Magazine has also just listed her as one of their picks for their article,...
GO SEE: SERAPHINE COLLECTIVE PRESENTS LAST THURSDAY TO SHOWCASE FEMALE ROCKERS FROM DETROIT & BROOKLYN

GO SEE: SERAPHINE COLLECTIVE PRESENTS LAST THURSDAY TO SHOWCASE FEMALE ROCKERS FROM DETROIT & BROOKLYN

Seraphine Collective presents Last Thursday, a monthly residency at PJ’s Lager House, in Detroit, Michigan. Seraphine Collective is an inclusive, supportive and active community of female musicians and artists designed to foster creative expression and camaraderie among feminists in Detroit. The Last Thursday Residency was born from the idea of continuing last summer’s successful Best...
"LET'S TALK ABOUT DETROIT!" PANEL DISCUSSION FROM [WHEREVER] MAG AT SHINOLA TRIBECA

“LET’S TALK ABOUT DETROIT!” PANEL DISCUSSION FROM [WHEREVER] MAG AT SHINOLA TRIBECA

    Let’s Talk About Detroit!     Please join PLAYGROUND DETROIT and [wherever] magazine at Shinola TriBeCa for a panel conversation to discuss the future of travel to Motor City. [wherever]: an out of place journal of travel literature, travel culture, and travel politics. According to Cool Hunting, “newcomer [wherever] gets more literary [as...
GO SEE: WHAT'S YOUR WIFI? GROUP ART SHOW CURATED BY DIGITAL ARTIST MOLLY SODA

GO SEE: WHAT’S YOUR WIFI? GROUP ART SHOW CURATED BY DIGITAL ARTIST MOLLY SODA

NEW HIVE (DOT COM) PRESENTS “WHAT’S YOUR WIFI,” Curated by Molly Soda Molly Soda is an internationally-known digital media artist, who moved to Detroit in 2013 from Brooklyn and also happened to be named one of the “Most Important Artists of 2013″ by Complex Magazine. The majority of her work is created on NewHive.com, which...
GIVE BACK THIS HOLIDAY SEASON BY DONATING ART SUPPLIES TO DETROIT COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL

GIVE BACK THIS HOLIDAY SEASON BY DONATING ART SUPPLIES TO DETROIT COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL

It’s that time of year! We are celebrating the holiday season with an annual art supplies fundraiser and party! In the spirit of the giving season, PLAYGROUND DETROIT in cooperation with Detroit By Design is collecting art supplies for Detroit high school students. We are so excited for the opportunity to give back to the youth...
THE PLAYGROUND DETROIT GUIDE TO NAVIGATING MIAMI ART BASEL 2014

THE PLAYGROUND DETROIT GUIDE TO NAVIGATING MIAMI ART BASEL 2014

PLAYGROUND DETROIT is heading to Art Basel Miami to keep you up to date on all the happenings from Detroit and NYC making waves in the international art scene in Miami this week! Here are some of our top picks for exhibitions, parties and more! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook for LIVE updates!...
GO SEE: CMJ MUSIC MARATHON FEATURING PROTOMARYTR, JAMAICAN QUEENS & MATTHEW DEAR

GO SEE: CMJ MUSIC MARATHON FEATURING PROTOMARYTR, JAMAICAN QUEENS & MATTHEW DEAR

October means that CMJ is here again! CMJ Music Marathon is one of the world’s most important platforms for the discovery of new music. For five nonstop days and nights, CMJ features over 1,400 live performances in more than 80 of New York City’s greatest nightclubs and theaters. CMJ also presents over 100 informative conference...
GO SEE: BENEATH THE SKIN FEATURING WORK BY CRISTIN RICHARD AT OUTLET GALLERY IN BROOKLYN

GO SEE: BENEATH THE SKIN FEATURING WORK BY CRISTIN RICHARD AT OUTLET GALLERY IN BROOKLYN

Femininity gives way to shock when the true nature of Cristin Richard’s delicate dresses is revealed to an audience; a shock similar (though opposite in sequence) to what a plastic surgery patient may experience post-op upon the first view of their reflection, anxious to reveal their newfound Beauty. The concept of Richard’s upcoming show, Beneath...
DETROIT BUILT POP UP FEATURES OVER 25 DETROIT MAKERS AT THE MICHELE VARIAN STORE IN NYC

DETROIT BUILT POP UP FEATURES OVER 25 DETROIT MAKERS AT THE MICHELE VARIAN STORE IN NYC

In an effort to further promote the amazing talents that are helping to revitalize Detroit, “Detroit Built,” is a pop up shop in a shop, downstairs at Michele Varian in SoHo, NYC that will feature product designed and manufactured in Detroit happening over four weeks in the fall. PLAYGROUND DETROIT is proud to be involved to...
THE PLAYGROUND DETROIT GUIDE TO NAVIGATING THE DETROIT DESIGN FESTIVAL 2014

THE PLAYGROUND DETROIT GUIDE TO NAVIGATING THE DETROIT DESIGN FESTIVAL 2014

Detroit Design Festival is happening once again this year on September 23rd-28th in Detroit, Michigan. We are proud to be partnering with DDF to further extend their mission “to connect creatives with one another, introduce them to new markets and consumers, and expose Detroit’s creative talent and collective design aesthetic to national and global audiences.” #DDF2014 #designliveshere...